In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel

December 3, 2021

Today’s song of the day is “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel. It’s a popular hit for a good reason! 

Fun Facts

  • The album “SO” was Peter Gabriel’s fifth solo release.
  • Towards the end of the song, we hear Youssou N’Dour, who is featured in the song. The artist sings in his native tongue; Wolof.
  • The song In Your Eyes was inspired by the inextricable concepts of our love for God and the love we have for each other.
  • The song was not released as a single; “In Your Eyes” was picked from the album by fans who couldn’t get enough of the groovy jam.
  • Though this song was initially released in the UK, it became a sensational hit in the United States, reaching first place in the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks.
  • “In your Eyes” reached peak success on 13th September 1986 on BMRT and November for the Billboards 100
  • Peter released subsequent more extended versions of the song in the United States. These songs were as long as seven minutes.

Lyrics:

( Musixmatch)

Love I get so lost sometimes

Days pass and this emptiness fills my heart

When I want to run away I drive off in my car

But whichever way I go

I come back to the place you are

All my instincts, they return

The grand facade, so soon will burn

Without a noise, without my pride

I reach out from the inside

In your eyes

The light, the heat (in your eyes)

I am complete (in your eyes)

I see the doorway (in your eyes)

To a thousand churches (in your eyes)

The resolution (in your eyes)

Of all the fruitless searches (in your eyes)

Oh, I see the light and the heat (in your eyes)

Oh, I wanna be that complete

I wanna touch the light, the heat I see in your eyes

Love, I don’t like to see so much pain

So much wasted and this moment keeps slipping away

I get so tired working so hard for our survival

I look to the time with you to keep me awake and alive

And all my instincts they return

And the grand facade, so soon will burn

Without a noise, without my pride

I reach out from the inside

In your eyes (your eyes, your eyes)

In your eyes

In your eyes

The light, the heat (in your eyes)

I am complete (in your eyes)

I see the doorway

To a thousand churches (in your eyes)

The resolution (in your eyes)

Of all the fruitless searches

Oh, I see the light and the heat (in your eyes)

Oh, I wanna be that complete (in your eyes)

I wanna touch the light, the heat I see in your eyes

In your eyes

In your eyes

In your eyes

In your eyes (in your eyes)

(In your eyes)

In your eyes (in your eyes)

In your eyes (in your eyes)

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